Wea. hot MON. APRIL 13, 1896 Ther. 78
Went to school. Unkle Gib, Aunt May, Luella, Harry + Marvin were down to grandma's. Unkle Gib + Aunt May went to Jamestown. I went over + stayed all night with grandma. They got back at 10:30 o’clock PM + started for home at 1:15 AM. I went to bed at 1:30 AM.
Wea. Pleasant WED. APRIL 13, 1898 Ther.
Went to school rode with Will Smith over as far as his house. Rode home with Fred Bingham there was a social at his house.
Wea. THU. APRIL 13, 1899 Ther.
Ma + I went to town. I got the shaft fixed for Randsom’s wheel. Got .13 cents per doz for eggs. We ate dinner at Mr. Maxwell's + someone stole Ma’s cape which we left in the buggy.
|In this photo (with Dad's and/or Gram's finger) Diana is wearing the top hat of Nathan Cass--our earliest Cass in Chautauqua. I am wearing a bonnet and cape of unknown origin. The bonnet is now in England being reproduced by a period costumier. Sadly though, the collapsible top hat is now in shreds having been thoroughly enjoyed by many Cass children for over 150 years.|
Wea. FRI. APRIL 13, 1900 Ther.
Boiled sap till about three o’clock. In eve went up to the factory to an egg social. Had a good time but couldn’t run around much after the social. Alice and I took a drive around Harrington’s Square.
Wea. SAT. APRIL 13, 1901 Ther.
NO ENTRY AGAIN UNTIL MAY 22nd
Wea. SUN. APRIL 13, 1902 Ther.
Went to factory. Ma, Rollie + Ruth came down. Spotted Stryker cow came in way down by big creek. Brought the calf up on Bill it hurt my hip some.
Wea. MON. APRIL 13, 1903 Ther.
NO ENTRY MADE AGAIN UNTIL MAY 1st
Editor's Note: I can't imagine Nora's cape was anything too special. It wasn't likely to be fur trimmed so I reckon whomever took it did so because they could. It was there and the impulse overwhelmed them. Though there are Maxwells in Carroll in 1892, this one seems to be "in town" and not necessarily an intimate friend. The Maxwells have had a cow auction before so I really don't know the connection. If anyone knows a history to the Maxwells, please let me know. Thanks!
And can you picture Allen riding on his horse with the new calf?